Morgan Co. Commission briefs

September 19, 2010

Manchin scheduled to tour new courthouse

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin is scheduled to tour the Morgan County Courthouse on Tuesday.

Morgan County Commission President Brenda J. Hutchinson said at Thursday's commission meeting that Manchin will arrive at the courthouse about 11 a.m.

Manchin will be at Citizens National Bank at 10:30 a.m. to present some local business awards, she said.

Plans jell for courthouse grand opening

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Enough donated money is available to add jumbo sheet cakes to serve at Saturday's grand-opening ceremony for the Morgan County Courthouse.

At Thursday's Morgan County Commission meeting, President Brenda J. Hutchinson said STS International, which donated $1,000, has offered $500 more if the commission needs it.


Hutchinson said she thinks everything is covered and they will not need additional donations.

Commissioner Thomas R. Swaim thought it would be a good idea to add additional tents in case it rains.

"Keep $500 aside for tents," he said.

Commissioner Stacy A. Dugan said Laura Glascock of Glascock Orchards will donate bushels of apples that will be displayed on tables and be available to the public.

Hutchinson reiterated that the grand-opening ceremony is being paid for by donations and that no county money will be spent.

Plans jell for courthouse grand opening

BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Morgan County Commission opened bids for old courthouse items at Thursday's commission meeting.

The old cupola that was on top of the old Morgan County Courthouse was awarded to resident Dean Maxwell, who bid $450 for it.

Maxwell also was awarded the Magistrate Court's oak woodwork. He bid $300 on the woodwork

Resident Joseph Lorenzo was awarded insulation that came from Magistrate Court. He submitted a $200 bid.

The former Magistrate Courthouse at the corner of Fairfax and Mercer streets is being renovated for the Morgan County Sheriff's Department, which will begin occupying it next week.

The courthouse was destroyed by fire in August 2006.

-- Trish Rudder

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